My parents got divorced when I was pretty young. Every other weekend I would go to my dad's house. Sometimes we'd go to museums, sometimes minor league baseball games in Burlington, and sometimes we'd just rent some movies and hang out at home. Being young and having awful taste I always wanted to rent the newest Chevy Chase movie or something similarly awful, which is why we would rent at least two movies. Which is how I got introduced to Mad Max, Bruce Lee, and the Man With No Name.

I know these movies (and others my dad picked) aren't really considered classics, but it seems like they have been a vital part of my education.

Thanks, pop.